Producer/Writer/Director TIM BURTON Honored at the TCL Chinese Theatre

Since making his directorial debut with 1985’s PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE, acclaimed filmmaker and two-time Oscar nominee Tim Burton (FRANKENWEENIE and CORPSE BRIDE) has been continuously amazing moviegoing audiences around the world.  Known for his incredible visual style, he has spent the last 31 years garnering the respect of millions of fans by delivering an array of popular films such as EDWARD SISSORHANDS, SWEENEY TODD and BATMAN (1988).

A view of the Tim Burton Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

A view of the Tim Burton Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

A couple of weeks before the premiere of his newest creation, MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, the filmmaker was acknowledged for a career spanning over three decades when he became the latest creative talent to have his hands, feet and signature immortalized in the cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  Surrounded by members of the press, fans and longtime friends (including actors Martin Landeau (ED WOOD) and Deep Roy (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)), Burton was honored for being one of Hollywood’s most imaginative and beloved filmmakers.

Deep Roy and Martin Landau watch the Tim Burton Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Deep Roy and Martin Landau watch the Tim Burton Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Winona Ryder speaks at Tim Burton's Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox celebrating the release of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Winona Ryder speaks at Tim Burton’s Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox celebrating the release of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Winona Ryder celebrates with Tim Burton at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox with the release of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Winona Ryder celebrates with Tim Burton at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox with the release of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

 

At the ceremony Burton was given a heartfelt introduction by his longtime friend Winona Ryder whom he had cast in films such as BEETLEJUICE and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.  Ryder credited him with actually giving her a career and so much more.  With an obvious respect for the director, she introduced him by saying, “To say that his work speaks for itself sounds like such a crazy understatement.  We all know how completely off the charts and insanely talented in the most unique way humanly possible he is.”  She continued, “Tim understands the human heart in a way I have never seen, certainly on screen.  He knows the pain of the misunderstood, of the odd and even of the mad and he celebrates them in a way that is totally unique, so very very tender, sometimes terrifying and very often hilarious.”

Tim Burton celebrates at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Tim Burton celebrates at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Tim Burton celebrates at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Tim Burton celebrates at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

 

Burton then took the stage, looked out at all the cameras and joked, “I never thought I’d actually get to attend my own funeral.  It’s amazing.  I mean, I hope it’s this good.”  Without much more to say he then proceeded to make his way down to the wet cement that was awaiting him and began to sign his name.  As he put both his hands and feet into the cement, he played up to the crowd with a huge smile on his face which made it incredibly clear how happy he was to be asked to do this.

Tim Burton celebrates at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Tim Burton celebrates at his Hand & Footprint Ceremony presented by 20th Century Fox in celebration of his newest film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 8, 2016.
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton’s newest film MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN opens on September 30, 2016 nationwide.  The 20th Century Fox film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson, and is based upon the best-selling novel.  When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

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About Mark Oguschewitz

Mark Oguschewitz moved to Los Angeles, California after graduating with a film degree from Columbia College in Chicago, Ill. Pursuing a career in the industry, Mark became an award winning freelance editor. He is also known for being the creative consultant for the podcast "Skywalking through Neverland" and co-host of the Podcast "Talking Apes TV." Mark's short film "Gourmet" took the Best Micro-Short honor at the International Horror and Sci-Fi film festival in 2007. His spare time is all about movies. It's not just entertainment, but has become more of a real passion, as he tries to see everything he can. Art house or Blockbuster – It doesn't matter, he loves them all.